By: Follow South Jersey Staff
SOUTH HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The month of March has been declared as Tire Amnesty Month in Gloucester County.
Throughout the month, the Solid Waste Complex, located at 493 Monroeville Rd. (Route 694) in South Harrison Township, will be accepting free tire drop-offs from Gloucester County residents.
Gloucester County Board of Commissioners Director Frank J. DiMarco said that tires not disposed of properly could result in dangers to the community.
“Discarded and forgotten tires can fill with standing water creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes that can carry viruses such as the West Nile and Zika,” DiMarco said in a press release from the county. “By collecting tires from residents, we are able to properly discard them and reduce these diseases from being able to gain traction.”
Residents can bring their tires to the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex March 1 through March 31, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and during an event on Saturday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to noon.
There is a limit of 10 tires per residence. Nothing over a passenger pick-up truck tire size will be accepted. This program is for Gloucester County residents only. No commercial businesses will be accepted.
Residents who need directions or have more than 10 tires please contact the GCIA/Office of Recycling at (856) 478-6045.
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